The fourth block in the Canadian Mystery Quilt Club is Nova Scotia. Located on the southeastern coast, Nova Scotia is the second smallest province in Canada. With its proximity to the Atlantic Nova Scotia’s fishing is one of Nova Scotia’s main resources. Scallops, crabs, clams, cod, haddock, pollock, herring and salmon are caught in the waters off Nova Scotia as is lobster which is shipped all across Canada.
With 3,800 coastal islands, Nova Scotia boasts over 7,500 kilometers of coastline which is well known for its sea life. The Bay of Fundy, with its extreme and notable tides, is a sea life and whale-watching destination. Finback, Minke, Blue whales, porpoises, dolphins and seals are regularly encountered but the bay is famously known for the Humpback Whale which is abundant in mid-June and popular because of its large size and distinct surface behaviours such as breaching.
Peggy’s Lighthouse is part of iconic Canadian imagery and is located in Peggy’s Cove. The first lighthouse was wood with a beacon on it and was built in 1868. It was replaced in 1914 with the current concrete lighthouse. The old wooden structure became the keepers dwelling but was removed after it was damaged in 1954 by Hurricane Edna. The lighthouse is still operated by the Canadian Coast Guard.
We have Nova Scotia wall hanging kits available if you want to make one. Just click on the quilt below.